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High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.



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In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo un parto  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,346,089 (UK) (5 November 2010)


$100,448,498 (USA) (21 January 2011)

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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Maternity Day". See more »


When Ethan falls asleep, there are high-voltage power lines on the right side of the road. But when Ethan and Peter crash, the power lines are on the left side of the road. See more »


[first lines]
Peter Highman: I just had the strangest dream. It's Friday. We're at the hospital. But it's not a hospital, it's a, a, a forest of sorts. And I know that because right next to you there's a bear. A grizzly, cooling his feet in a stream. And all of a sudden, you begin to deliver, and I can't get to you. But the bear can. And the next thing I know, he is holding our beautiful baby boy. And here's where it gets odd. Uh, he chews the cord. But, strangely, I'm okay with it. That's gotta be a good sign.
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Featured in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Episode #9.32 (2010) See more »


Theme from Two And A Half Men
Written by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre
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Mediocre, like most films
12 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Due Date is simply one of those numerous mediocre comedies produced by Hollywood year after year. That's pretty much sums it all. One of the differentials of this comedy are the fact that Zack's character is more compelling than your typical set of characters in these comedies, although they are still far from being truly human characters: Zack's character is childlike and very naive, which helps the viewer to root a little for him. While iron man's character is pretty much a normal guy who is unsympathetic, like most normal guys: he is boring and hence performs the role of the straight guy of this show.

Recommended for those who like to kill two hours of their life in something other than watching TV series of videogames.

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